Art History Minor
With a minor in art history, you will learn about the monuments and principal artists of major art periods of the past, gaining a broad understanding of the art of the twentieth and twenty-first century.
Art History focuses not only on the material aspects of cultural expression, but also how art reflects other aspects of society, including history, politics, religion, science, and technology. You’ll gain experience looking at art and thinking about the broader issues of the interaction between art and society, and the intersection of economics, religion, and science with visual expression and the built environment.
The art history minor pairs well with any major.
Art Studio Minor
If you want to improve your practical art skills while at Truman while majoring in another field, consider adding the art studio minor to your course of study.
After taking Art Studio Foundations I & II, you’ll be able to pursue your own selection of courses from our studio classes like ceramics, fibers, painting, sculpture, and 3D to choose an emphasis for your minor. Faculty will continuously evaluate your portfolio for proficiency as you progress into the upper-level studio courses.
If you want to develop above average skills in digital literacy, creating graphics, design layout and content/project management while at Truman, consider adding the design minor to your course of study.
After taking Art Studio Foundations I, Design, Software and Process, Typography and Graphic Design-Visual Communications I, you can select from several upper-level design course options to complete the minor requirements.
See the Art Major & Minor FAQ for more info about the art program.
December 16, 2019
Every year, the art department honors our strongest artists in foundational classes (observational drawing, figure drawing, and three-dimensional design) with a show in the Charlyn Gallery. Then, we choose three particularly successful students to award with scholarships. This year, congratulations goes to Julia Kidwell, Audrey Allison, and Natalie Gruber!
December 4, 2019
Former Truman Student Reina Koyano is making waves with her beautiful illustrations that combine pin up models with sneakers. See her interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPrG-nvYaa4